Toppa Top 10: Rapper/Deejay Collabos

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May 14, 2010

4. Bounty Killer feat. Busta Rhymes (and Junior Reid), “Change Like the Weather”

Released at what was arguably the height of rap/reggae fusion in 1995, Bounty’s classic My Xperience LP was literally loaded with choice rapper duets. “Suicide Or Murder,” which featured Bounty going in over the Blahzay Blahzay “Danger” and Raekwon “Ice Cream” beats with some help from Jeru tha Damaja, is a personal favorite, but the single “Change Like the Weather” teamed the 5-Star General with yardie Busta Rhymes and hip-hop/dancehall collab king Junior Reid, not to mention Erick Sermon on the boards.

See also: the Rza-produced, Raekwon feature “War Face (Ask Fi War)” and the groundbreaking “Hip-Hopera” (this was quite a few years before MTV’s Carmen, or even Prince Paul’s Prince Among Thieves!), with the Fugees.